October 1831-September 1833

The Collected Letters, Volume 6


TC TO JOHN WELSH; 16 November 1832; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18321116-TC-JWE-01; CL 6:257.


Templand, Thornhill, Friday 16th November / 1832—

My Dear Sir,

Your Father was called away, this day about a quarter before Noon. His Death was of the mildest; about two in the morning, he fell into a slumber; which deepened and deepened, and he awoke no more.

Mrs Welsh behaves herself well. I have, for the present, got her and Jeannie persuaded to retire and seek a little sleep.

Of course you will set out without delay. As I calculate, you will get this on Monday morning, and may be here next day. Perhaps it will be necessary to fix the day of Burial before you arrive: in that case Thursday or this day week may seem the fittest. But as yet there has been no consulting.

Expecting that our next communication will be face to face, I remain,

Affectionately Yours, /

Thomas Carlyle—